Krohn Racing posted a strong sixth finish at the debut Rolex Series race for the Circuit of the Americas.
Team owner Tracy Krohn qualified the car in twelfth position before driving it to seventh place before handing the car over to Nic Jonsson on lap 43. Jonsson continued the strong drive, placing as high as fifth at one point, before crossing the finish line in sixth.
“I was impressed with the level of driving I saw today.” said Krohn. “Everybody did a really good job. Nic did his usual stellar job. I was pleased with my own performance. I thought I did pretty well. The track is very physical. I’m glad we got the practice we did here and the practice we did at New Orleans before we came here. That certainly made things a lot better. At the end of the day, it was a good experience for us. Good that we got to come here before we attack it with the WEC in September. I’m very pleased with what we’ve done.”
“Finishing in the Top 6 here in this field with a pro-am driver line-up, I think, is quite impressive.” added Jonsson. “I’m very pleased with our result and very happy with the guys. We’ve had a little change in the personnel in the last few months. It was important for the guys to get to work together for a race and get to know each other. They did a really good job. We need to carry this momentum into the first race of the WEC season in April at Silverstone and come back here in September and kick ass. Thanks to Tracy and Krohn Racing to give us this opportunity to come and race at one of the nicest facilities in North America right now.”
The Krohn Racing Daytona Prototype had been sitting untouched for a year before being wheeled out for the first race at the new Formula 1 circuit in Austin, Texas.
“We actually had a really good finish here.” Continued Krohn. “Unless you’re first you always think you can do better but considering the amount of development, or lack thereof, we’ve had for the last two years on this car, I’m very pleased with the way the car performed. It took several laps for the tires to come in compared to the other cars, which put us at a disadvantage for us. Once we got up to speed, the car was pretty good.”